Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers on September 1st, 2015
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Summary (from Goodreads): My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
Review: This was such an interesting concept for a book with Maddy having SCID or “bubble boy syndrome”. I hadn’t read anything with that in it before. The cover of this book is so beautiful. I had an ebook so sadly my cover was black and white. I feel like I want to say the instalove in this book makes sense because she has been trapped in her room and has no human connections so of course she would latch on to the boy next door but I am still on the fence about that.
I really enjoyed the first part of this book. I was flying through it. I loved that some of the pages were IM messages or had doodles on the pages. Then when it passed the halfway mark things started getting super unrealistic and predictable. I like that it brought up some problematic elements but there is no way that the other things would happen in real life. I want to rant on this more but for anyone reading that hasn’t read it yet I don’t want to spoil anything.
Another thing I liked was that the main character was a POC. It is listed as a book to read if you want to read more diversely this year or just in general.
This book had potential to be so amazing and have crazy plot twists but sadly it didn’t bring anything new or mindblowing to the table. But if you’re looking for something fast-paced to read I would pick this one up!